Shawn Mendes apologizes for ‘accidentally’ liking a transphobic tweet

The star said he 'would never' like it intentionally

by Asfa Shakeel

Shawn Mendes took to Twitter to apologize for ‘accidentally’ liking a transphobic tweet, saying he ‘would never’ intentionally do such a thing. 

Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the MTV EMAs 2017. Held at The SSE Arena, Wembley on November 12, 2017, in London, England. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Earlier this week, fans of the Canadian singer noticed that he had liked a transphobic tweet. The offensive tweet can be found here. His fans were extremely shocked that Mendez had liked the tweet. However, he took to his Twitter to clear out the situation. He wrote, “Must of accidentally liked it scrolling down a feed, you know me & I’d never. Sorry.” He added, “Love u.”

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In the past, Mendes has been extremely vocal of his support for LGBTQ causes and spoke up in particular about his best friend Teddy Geiger’s transition last year.

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Shawn Mendes attends the MTV EMAs 2017 held at The SSE Arena, Wembley on November 12, 2017, in London, England. (Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for MTV)

Mendes told Billboard, “There was a moment when I remember I referred to Teddy as she, like without thinking, and it takes time to be able to learn that, obviously. And the way she looked at me was this intense amount of joy that I swear if everybody in the world experienced one of their best friends experiencing that, there would be no questions. People would not be questioning it. It’s just not worth it to question it. Let somebody be and feel and live how they want to live.”

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Shawn Mendes performs onstage during the MTV EMAs 2017 held at The SSE Arena, Wembley on November 12, 2017, in London, England. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Mendes is up for both Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album at this year’s Grammy’s. Later, he will be hitting the road for a world tour with over 100 shows.



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